Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wall Box Cable coming

I just got an email that the installation of the Wall Box Cable will start July 6th. Hopefully I will get it installed soon.

Also, I seem to be getting better "mileage" the past week or so. I am approaching 100 miles per charge vs 85 to 90 earlier. Maybe the car just needs to get used to my driving style :).

Has anyone noticed that the car tends to pull to left when you accelerate quickly? I don't know if this is a mini-e attribute or if every mini has this tendency.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Charger is Installed

The charger was installed as scheduled. I am now waiting for the cable so that I can charge the car in a few hours instead of a whole day. I picked up my license plates on Saturday.

The car was left fully charged when I went away for 5 days. When I came back it was still at 100%. So far I have only driven about 200 miles. With only a few miles driven, it looks like about 90 miles per charge, but I hope to have the time (and courage) to almost completely drain the battery so that I can determine the actual range. I probably won't do it until the cable is installed.

I'd like to hear what range others are expecting to get from their cars.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Picked up Mini E #380

June 10 - I just got mine #380. Dealer said it was the 3rd one in the east. I haven't seen the other 2 yet :). The dealer (Morristown Mini) was great. The car was a blast to drive home. Everything seems to be working. I used about 25% of the 100% charge (using lights A/C and radio) just driving around. It looks like I'll get about 90+ miles on a charge. Plugged into the regular wall socket for the night (since east coast does not have cables yet). I hope it gets to over 90% by morning and I can take it to work without any range anxiety. So far, it GREAT.